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Episode 109 – The Headline Show

 

This week, Rhonda and Regina talk about some recent news articles in geek culture. There is always something interesting… or annoying… or fascinating going on in geek culture so they take on a few of these topics this week. Check out the articles and our commentary on the show and let us know what you think.

GoldieBlox – Getting Girls into Engineering

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/goldieblox-princess-video/

 

Tabletop Crowd Funding

It only took 4 days for TableTop to raise the $500,000 for Season 3. And they have 31 days to go.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/wheaton-tabletop-crowdfunding/

 

“Fargo” TV Series, FX

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802850/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

“The Green Girl”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2342700/

 

Nintendo’s New Key to Creativity: More Women

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/animal-crossing-director/

 

Gendered Advertising Remixer

http://www.themarysue.com/gender-remixer-toy-ads/

 

Our hosts also WRaP about their latest passions with what they are Watching, Reading, and Playing. Listen to hear Regina’s reaction to the first two seasons of Sherlock.

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

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